Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

Brazilian Court Pauses Olympic Selection After Santos’ Unconventional Berth

Brazil’s Superior Court of Sports Justice has issued an injunction stopping the nation’s Olympic 4×100 free relay selection after Gabriel Santos’ time trial.

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Kaminskaya Takes 200 Breast In Coimbra

World Championships semi-finalist Victoria Kaminskaya took 200m breast gold over the weekend in her home nation of Portugal.

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Brazil Confirms 18 Rosters Spots for 2021 Olympic Swimming Team

Bruno Fratus (above) has been named to Brazil’s initial Olympic roster after swimming a special trial in California rather than the country’s primary qualifying meet.

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Brazil Breaks South American Record in 4×100 Mixed Medley Relay

Felipe Lima, Larissa Oliveira, Guilherme Basseto and Giovanna Diamante broke the 4×100 mixed medley South American Record in a time trial session on Saturday.

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Andre Brasil and CPB Lose Lawsuit Against IPC After Reclassification

The German courts have sided with the International Paralympic Committee regarding 14-time Paralympic medalist Andre Brasil’s reclassification as ineligible.

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Brazil Adds Gabriel Santos, Matheus Gonche and Bruno Fratus to Olympic Roster

Santos was offered a second swim after top qualifier Andre Souza was suspended due to a doping violation. Santos dropped .73 from his prelims time for a 48.49

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2021 Brazilian Olympic Trials – Day 6 Live Recap

Matheus Gonche added his name to Brazil’s Olympic roster tonight by winning the 100 fly with a lifetime best time of 51.94.

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Olympic Medals, Torches, and Other Memorabilia Up For Auction

Over 400 Olympic items are up for auction including a swimsuit from the gold medalist in the women’s 100 backstroke at the 1956 Olympics.

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Anthony Ervin: Nobody Gets To Tell You How to Lead

3-time Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin spoke out this week against the new recommendations limiting athlete protests at the Olympics

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Lanza, Mota Tie With 52.45 in 100 Fly Prelims; de Deus Posts PB in Same Event

The men’s 100 fly is shaping up to be an exciting final after Lanza and Mota came within half a second of the Olympic qualifying time in the prelims

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Pumputis and Lanza join Brazil’s Olympic Roster, Costa Sweeps Distance Events

Caio Pumputis and Vini Lanza cracked the Olympic qualifying time in the 200 IM tonight, with Pumputis commanding the race with a lifetime best time (1:58.53.)

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Brazilian Doping Authority Suspends Tokyo Qualifier; Santos Offered Time Trial

After one of the top 4 was suspended for an alleged doping violation, the CBDA will offer Santos a second chance to make the 400 free relay for Tokyo.

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2021 Brazilian Olympic Trials – Day 5 Finals Live Recap

Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis (pictured) will by vying for Olympic qualification in the men’s 200 IM after cruising this morning’s prelims race

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Teenagers Vieira, Balduccini Edge Veterans in Brazil Trials 100 Free Prelims

Stephanie Balduccini (above) logged a massive best; the 16-year-old took down her old best of 58.21 by nearly three full seconds. 

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Brazil Adds Dizotti, Lorscheitter, Souza and Spajari to Olympic Roster

Dizotti became the first woman to qualify for Brazil’s 2021 Olympic roster in an individual, pool event after breaking the National 1500 free Record tonight.

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